We rely on doctors to tell us what’s wrong. While no one likes finding out that they have a serious condition or illness, you don’t want your doctor to fail to diagnose a serious problem. Not knowing that you have a problem could be more harmful down the road, especially if it’s something that gets more difficult to treat the longer it’s left undiagnosed.
Failure to diagnose also means failure to treat. If you can’t be treated, you can’t get better. When you finally find out what is wrong, through a delayed diagnosis, it may be too late. The odds are better at beating Stage I breast cancer, than beating Stage IV.
A patient could live with misdiagnosed cancer for months, maybe even years, until they experience any complications. However, some conditions, if misdiagnosed can result in more immediate side effects, such as an undiagnosed heart attack, or a failure to diagnose meningitis. Failure to diagnose pneumonia can also be deadly.
When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition and delays necessary treatment, he is committing medical malpractice. As a victim of medical malpractice you deserve compensation.
Misdiagnosis victims can file a misdiagnosis lawsuit. Because misdiagnosis lawsuits are often complex, you want to be sure to hire not just a medical malpractice lawyer, but one who is an experienced misdiagnosis lawyer. The misdiagnosis lawyers of Anapol Schwartz have a history of recovering multimillion dollar misdiagnosis settlements and have represented victims in many types of medical malpractice lawsuits during the last 30 years.
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